The following family group descriptions are adapted from Hamilton Child's "Gazetteer of Jefferson County, N.Y.", published in 1890. The families are arranged alphabetically by township, and wherever possible, a link has been made to a Jefferson County Pioneer. We welcome any corrections and additions to the information presented.
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Asa Arnold, a native of Vermont, maried Percy Atwood, also a native of that state, and they had seven children, four of whom survive, namely: Daniel, Rhodelia, Philo, and Juliet. Daniel Arnold, of this town, was born in the town of Rodman, June 8, 1825. He married Lois Hait, of Oswego County, who died February 11, 1887. They had three children, Watson E., Wilford, and Emma M.
Anna Bailey, the mother of John Bailey, has been twice married, first, to John Jerad, of Theresa, by whom she had two children, John C. and Clark W., and second, to John Bailey, of Redwood, April 21, 1866, by whom she also had two sons, George and James. John Bailey died November 26, 1881. Her son, George, is a harnessmaker and resides in the village of Redwood. John C. Jerad is an engineer and resides in Syracuse. Clark W. is a marine engineer on the St. Lawrence River. Mrs. Bailey resides on Church street in Redwood.
Edward Bartram was born in Oakley, England, March 3, 1809. About 50 years ago he came to this country and located in the town of Le Ray, whence he subsequently removed to Theresa. He married Mary Ford, also a native of England, and they have had 12 children, seven of whom survive, namely: Abraham, Eliza, Rosella, Edward, Henry, George, and William. George Bartram was born in Theresa, where he received a good practical education. He was reared upon a farm, and when 20 years of age married Ellen Price, of Theresa, by whom he had one child, who died in infancy. His wife died one year after their marriage. For his second wife he married Almira Burnham, of Rossie, N. Y., by whom he has two daughters, Inez E., and Nellie B. He resides with his family on road 55, in this town. Edward D. Bartram, son of Edward, was born in Theresa in 1849. He married, in 1876, Alice A. Pierce, of Alexandria, and they have a son and daughter, Adrah A. and Frank L. They reside on road 2.
John Bellinger was born in Boonville, N. Y., December 13, 1820. In 1848 he married Lydia Anthony, of Shufty Corners, town of Theresa, and about five years later removed with his wife to Vicksburg, Miss., where he resided a year and a half, when he returned to New York and located in the town of Ohio. Their children were Luther, Sarah J., Mary E., Nancy, John H., and Frederick. Luther Bellinger was born in Boonville, Mary 2, 1849. He was educated in the district schools and did pioneer work on his father's farm. November 11, 1877, when 28 years of age, he married Emily, daughter of Horace Barrows, of Orleans, and they have two children, Frank E., and Tenne C. They were married in their present home on Wall street, in Plessis village.
Hironemus Bicklehaupt was born in Hesse- Darmstadt, Germany, in 1806, and died in this country July 14, 1875, aged 69 years and five months. He married Margaret Hartman, also a native of Hesse-Darmstadt, and they had two children, only one of whom, Adam, survives. Adam Bicklehaupt was born in his father's native town, March 10, 1848, and in 1853 emigrated with his parents to this country, where he attended the common schools. July 14, 1874, he married Mina, youngest daughter of Seth Olney, by whom he has two sons and one daughter, viz.: Miles H., Carol O., and Calla A. Mr. Bickelhaupt is a general merchant in the village of Redwood.
Abel Bigelow, a native of Massachusetts, came to Alexandria about 1834 and settled in Redwood, where he engaged in farming. He married Amelia Tilton and they had ten children, five of whom are living, three in this county, namely: Juliet (Mrs. Benjamin Whitney), Sarah (Mrs. A. L. White), and Alzina L. (Mrs. Alonzo Kring), of Champion.
Irvin Calkins was born in Montreal, Canada, July 16, 1803. His parents had removed to Canada from the United States. In 1812 Irvin returned to the United States, and at the age of 25 years married Mary McCombs, of Pamelia, and located in Perch River village, in the town of Brownville. They had born to them nine children, five of whom survive, namely: Mary, Walter, John, Edmund, and Taylor. Irvin Calkins died in 1888. John Calkins was born at Perch River, May 10, 1845. He was educated in the common schools, and attended Gouverneur Seminary one term. March 11, 1869, he married Juliana, youngest daughter of Cyrus Allen, of Perch River, and they have one son and two daughters, namely: Lucy A., Jesse T. P., and Mary L. Lucy A. married T. H. Nunn, of Orleans, and they have one daughter, Nellie. Mr. and Mrs. Calkins reside on road 41-1/2 on Wells Island. He is a school teacher and farmer.
Merchant Carter, a native of Rhode Island, married Betsey Taylor, of Brownville, and they had nine children who attained maturity, viz.: Clarissa, Taylor, Hiram, Elisha, Emeline, Betsey, Amelia, Byron, and John D. John D. Carter was born in Orleans, February 14, 1844. December 10, 1878, he married Sarah Peabody, of Fishers Landing, and they have one son, Harry.
Rush R. Cline, a farmer, was born at Three Mile Bay, in the town of Lyme, July 8, 1845. He was reared upon a farm and attended the common schools. He has been twice married. January 15, 1872, he wedded with Hannah Fenton, of Lyme, who bore him a son, Mark D. and died July 30, 1876. January 3, 1877, he married Mrs. Rena (Way) Wells, of Lyme, and they have a daughter, Mary W., who was born April 6, 1878. By her first marriage, Mrs. Cline had a daughter, Maud H. Way.
Alanson Cole was born in West Theresa, Mary l. 1822. His sister, Fanny, was the first female child born in the town of Theresa. Mr. Cole was educated in the common schools and became an enterprising farmer. He is now retired and resides in Theresa village. About 1845 he married Lucy Makepeace, of Alexandria, by whom he had 11 children, --seven sons and four daughters, -- eight of whom survive, namely: Martin V. B., Jane, Fanny, Lydia, Julia, John D., Philista, and Ida A. Dr. John D. Cole was born in Theresa, March 28, 1857. He was educated in the graded schools and when 21 years of age began the study of medicine in the office of Dr. Santaway. He attended the Hahnemann Medical College, of Chicago, two terms, from which he graduated in February, 1882. In March of the same year he located in the village of Clayton, and in 1884 removed to Alexandria Bay. May 13, 1885, he married Adda E. Garrison, of Napanee, Ontario, and they have a daughter, Lottie Grace, who was born May 20, 1886. In 1887 Dr. Cole erected a fine residence on Church street, in Alexandria Bay, where he now resides.
Allen Cole located in this town in 1853. Napoleon B. Cole, son of Allen, was born in Theresa, August 12, 1848, and came to Alexandria with his father, where he received a common school education and is now engaged in farming. May 21, 1871, he married Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Hiram Clark, of Elizabethtown, Canada, and they have three sons and three daughters, viz.: Gordon, Carrie M., Allie E., Dexter A., Ethel M., and Linn B.
Andrew Cornwall was born in Pultneyville, N.
Y., March 25, 1814. He is of English descent, and the name Andrew
has descended through seven generations. His grandfather, Andrew,
served in the Revolutionary war under General Washington and was
wounded in action. Mr. Cornwall attended the common schools until
he attained the age of 13 years, when he engaged as clerk in the general
store of a Mr. Reynolds, where he remained 13 years. His health not
permitting a continuance of mercantile pursuits, he engaged in sailing
on the lakes for three and a half years. In 1844 he came to Redwood
and was employed by the Redwood Glass Company for two years. In
1846 he located in Alexandria Bay and formed a partnership with L. A.
Walton,* which continued until Mr. Walton's death in 1853. He then
formed a partnership with the Walton Brothers, which was continued
until 1877, since which time the business has been conductd under the
firm name of Cornwall Brothers. In 1842 Mr. Cornwall married Mary
Calhoon, of Williamson, N. Y., and they have had five sons, four of
whom survive, namely: Andrew C., Charles W., John I., and Harvey
A., who are members of the firm of Cornwall Brothers. Mr. Cornwall
was a member of the Assembly in 1868.
*The firm of Cornwall & Walton for many years were heavy contractors in wood for steamboats, and by the employment of the citizens in its production and delivery aided materially in the development of the town.
David Countryman was born in Herkimer County, December 23, 1815. He married Lovina Shoemaker, and they have had eight children, namely: Joseph, George, Hannah C., Reuben, Charles H., Orvice, Mary A., and Martha. Joseph Countryman was born in Herkimer County, September 30, 1842, and when one year old removed with his parents to Pamelia. He located in Alexandria when nine years of age. When 20 years of age he enlisted in the late war. October 30, 1866, he married Mary, adopted daughter of John Roof, and they have two children, Arthur R. and May E.
John A. Davis was born in Brockville, Canada, March 12, 1848. He attended school until he attained the age of 16, and for many years was an oarsman on the St. Lawrence River. November 3, 1871, he married Kattie E. Fox, of Alexandria Bay, and they have one daughter, Luella M. For the past 14 years Mr. Davis has been in the employ of H. H. Warner, of Rochester, as captain of his steam yacht and overseer of Warner Island. He resides in Alexandria Bay. His father, Alvin H. Davis, who was born July 13, 1813, married Dina I. Butler, a native of Vermont, and they had eight children. John A. Davis and his sister, Jane, were twins.
Charles De Young was born in Montreal, Canada, and when he was 12 years of age his parents removed to Brockville. When 21 years of age he married Catherine Juru, of Brockville, and they had born to them six sons and four daughters, namely: Jennie P., Charles J., William, Clarissa R., Catherine, Lucy, Clarence R., Walter T., Ernest R., and Albert T. Catherine married William Getman and they have a son, William G. Charles De Young died Mary 18, 1883. Mrs. De Young keeps a boarding-house on Church street, Alexandria Bay.
Jerred Dingman and his wife, Sarah, had eight children who attained maturity, seven of whom are living, viz.: John H., William, Catherine, Elsie, Jason, Helen, and Robert. John H. Dingman was born in Rome, N. Y., and in 1846, when three years of age, removed with his parents to Jefferson County. When 19 years of age Mr. Dingman married Mary J., daughter of Charles Porter, of Alexandria Bay, and they had 14 children, 11 of whom survive, namely: Robert E., Fred E., Jerred H., Elwin, Helen I., Catherine P., Hattie E., Georgianna, Frank, Myrtle, and Mary. Robert E. married Dorothy Gladd, of Alexandria Bay. Mr. Dingman resides on Holland street, in the village of Alexandria Bay.
George Dobbins came from County Kildare, Ireland, and located in Andover, N. J., in 1807. He served in the War of 1812. Andrew C., son of George, was born in Ireland in 1804. He was educated in the common schools and for 15 years was a sailor. When 36 years of age he married Eliza Warren, in Canada, where he then resided, and they had three sons and seven daughters, who attained adult age. George B. Dobbins, one of the sons, was born in Le Ray, March 4, 1854. When he was five years of age his parents located in this town near Alexandria Bay. April 23, 1874, he married Phebe A. Hawkins, who was born in Canada and came to Alexandria when she was three years old. They have two sons and three daughters, namely: Abbie M., Lewis G., Mary L., George B., and Margaret. Mr. Dobbins resides at Dobbins's Point, in this town.
Claudius Duclon, father of Andrew C., was born on the eastern part of Wells Island in 1807. When 38 years of age he married Sophia Curler, of Chaumont Bay, by whom he had six children, of whom Annie died at the age of 10 years, Charles at the age of 19, and four survive, namely: William, Mary, Daniel, and Andrew C. The latter was born in Alexandria Bay, November 27, 1852. June 15, 1872, he married Adelia, daughter of Thomas Comstock, of Alexandria Bay, and they have two sons, Charles E. and Arthur H.
Jerome B. Estes was born in North Adams, Mass., February 11, 1818. In 1836 he located in Sanford's Corners, in the town of Le Ray, where he married, about 1843, Rachel Boardman, and kept the hotel there for 14 years. He had born to him eight children, six of whom attained adult age, namely: Mary F., George W., John W., Byron J., Julia E., and William J. John W. Estes, of this town, was born at Sanford's Corners, July 2, 1848, and attended the common schools until he was 19 years of age. October 24, 1871, he married Emeline F. Joyner, and they have three children, Byron J., Lewis J., and Jesse G.
Jacob Hafford was born in New Bedford, Mass., about 1783, whence he removed to this county and located in Brownville, where his son, Henry, was born November 11, 1824. February 11, 1854, Henry Hafford married Elmerva C. Wakefield, who was born in Windsor, Vt. They have had three sons and two daughters, namely: Alice and Nellie, who died young, and Hiram W., Edgar W., and Henry J., who survive. Hiram W. is mining in New Mexico; Edgar W. is a book-keeper in Utica; and Henry J. is a farmer and resides with his father in this town.
Erastus Hardy was born in the town of Sandy Creek, Oswego County, October 31, 1815. In 1820 his parents located in Pamelia, subsequently removing to Le Ray, and finally locating in Alexandria, where his son, Charles J., is now engaged in farming. His first wife, Jane Wiley, of Hounsfield, whom he married November 15, 1838, bore him two children, Sylvester and Susan. His second wife, Catherine (Sheeley) Van Brocklin, bore him three children, Jane, Valeria, and Charles J.
Calvin Heath, a native of Vermont, removed to Georgeville, Canada, where he married Catherine Reddicar, by whom he had 13 children, six of whom died in infancy and seven survive, namely: Martha, Ellen, Elizabeth, Climena, Carrie, Lester, and Charles. Charles Heath was born June 5, 1841, and in 1851 came to the United States. In 1861 he enlisted in the late war. June 15, 1864, he married Olive Demora, of Alexandria, and they have five children, of whom four sons survive, namely: Alner L., Horatio, De Elton, and Charles. A daughter, Martha V., died at the age of 19 years.
Edward Herrick, a native of Massachusetts, married Almira Thurston, of Brownville, and they had eight children, viz.: Delos, Reuben, Angeline R., Hannah, Mary, Josephine, William, and Emogene. Delos Herrick was born in Brownville, April 23, 1838. April 9, 1861, he married Sophronia Curtis, of Theresa, and they have three children, namely: Edward, Cheeseman A., and Mina. Mr. Herrick served two years in the late war in Co. K, 14th N. Y. H. A.
Joseph Hind was born in Barnaby, England, in 1808. He married, first, Eunice Southworth, by whom he had four children, George, Jane, Nancy, and Morris. He married, second, Janett Shields, a native of Scotland, by whom he had one son, Norman W. The latter received a common school education and is now engaged in farming on road 53. June 19, 1881, he married Florence E. Tahash, of this town.
James Hosner was born in the town of Theresa, January 24, 1834. November 25, 1861, he married Lucy C., daughter of Levi Comstock, of Theresa, and the marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. Charles W. Treadwell. They have one son, Charles C., who received a liberal education and is now a justice of peace. Charles C. was born in the town of Orleans, April 23, 1865, and now resides with his parents in the village of Plessis. He contemplates the study of law.
Joseph Houghton was born in Fairlee, Vt., January 24, 1820. When he was 11 years old his parents removed to Watertown, and two years later located in the town of Orleans. He located in Alexandria about 1835, when there were few roads in the town. January l, 1846, he married Jane, daughter of Daniel Clark, a native of Thetford, Vt., and they have had nine children, five of whom attained adult age, namely: Almon H., Albert D., Martha, Jennett S., and Elvia C. Martha married Allen Russell and died leaving six children. Jennett S. married William Kepler, of Wells Island, and died leaving a son. Mr. and Mrs. Houghton occupy the homestead where they have resided 43 years. Almon H. was born in Alexandria and was educated in the common schools. At the age of 23 years he married Candace L., daughter of Abram Raught, of Orleans, and they have had four children, three of whom survive, namely: Norris A., Lillian J., and Linnie M.
George Hutchinson was born in County Armagh, Ireland, in 1808, and in 1834 he emigrated to Canada. He married Jane Henry, also a native of County Armagh, and they had nine children, namely: Mary, Ann, William H., Thomas, George, Jr., Sarah, Eliza, Samuel, and Amanda. He was reared upon a farm and educated in the common schools. January 28, 1877, when 24 years of age, he married, at Cape Vincent, Maggie A., daughter of James C. Kemp, of Wolf Island, by whom he has had four children, one of whom died in infancy and three survive, namely: Margaret L. M., James H. S., and George A. A. Mr. Hutchinson resides on Wells Island, near Brown's Bay.
Moses C. Jewett was born in Windsor, Vt., February 11, 1815. About 1845 he married Mary A. Wakefield, of Reading, Vt., and in 1846 they removed to this town and located at what is now known as Jewett's Corners. They had two sons and four daughters, namely: Laura A., Henrietta A., Emma, Marcus J., Marion I., and Charles C. Marcus J. Jewett received a liberal education. September 10, 1879, he married Libbie M. Markie, and they have four children, namely: Frank G., Morris H., Ina C., and John C. He now occupies the homestead settled by his father 43 yeas ago. Moses C. Jewett was a member of the Assembly in 1859-60.
Henry Knell was born in Hess-Darmstadt, Germany, October 21, 1845. January 8, 1866, he immigrated to the United States and first located in the two of Theresa. In 1868 he removed to Watertown. May 9, 1870, he married Rosan Graham, of Cape Vincent, and they have had eight children, seven of whom survive, namely: Hattie J., William H., Dorcas, Mary, Rhoda, Bessie, and Minnie. He resides on Church street, Alexandria Bay.
Joseph Lashbrook was born in Gouverneur, N. Y., in 1823. He was reared upon a farm and educated in the common schools. In 1853 he married Angeline Warner, of Chaumont, and they had six children, five of whom survive, viz.: William E., Elbridge C., Charles L., Pitt W., and Olga G. William E. Lashbrook married Esther L. Plimpton, of Alexandria Bay, February 15, 1877, and they have four daughters, namely: Amy E., Ida W., Eva L., and Kittie. They reside on Anthony street, in the village of Alexandria Bay.
Asher Lewis was born in Petersburg, N. Y. February 28, 1872. His education was limited to the common schools, and he assisted his father in the pioneer work on the farm. At the age of 25 years he married Nancy M., daughter of Enos Briggs, of Pownal, Vt., by whom he had seven children. He settled in the town of Antwerp. One son, Royal S., died September 8, 1888. Elias D. Lewis was born in the town of Antwerp, where he received a common school education. In 1863 he married Jane, daughter of Francis C. Lawton, of Antwerp. Their adopted daughter, Theresa C., a young lady of rare accomplishments and lovable disposition, died September 10, 1888.
Peter Loucks was born near Montreal, Canada, and when about 21 years of age located in Montgomery County. He married Sarah Kelly, of Fort Plain, N. Y. Of their 14 children, Alexander was born at Fort Plain in 1831, and in 1848 he located in St. Lawrence County. In 1857 he married Augusta Fellsworth, in the village of Redwood, and they have had 10 children, eight of whom survive, namely: Ardell, Amina, Eva, Ida, Addie, Verna, Ernest, and Arthur. Ardell married Alfred Woodard and now resides in Chautauqua County. Eva married Horace Cole, of Redwood. Mr. and Mrs. Loucks reside in Redwood. Mr. Loucks served in the late war and was honorably discharged in 1865.
Albert McCallops was born September 23, 1850. October 23, 1872, he married Jane Heath, who bore him three daughters -- Elsie A., Nellie A., and Emma M. Mr. McCallops died August 13, 1883. His widow survives and is caring for his fatherless children in a commendable manner.
Samuel Miller served in the War of 1812 and was killed in the battle of Plattsburgh. Benjamin C., son of Samuel, was born in Connecticut, January 18, 1811, whence he removed to New York state. September 10, 1834, he married Sarah Bogert, of Alexandria, who bore him six children, -- three sons and three daughters, four of whom survive, namely: Sameul B., Lyman E., William F., and Nancy C. Samuel B. Miller was born in Canton, N. Y., June 22, 1835. He attended the common schools until 18 years of age, and at the age of 22 married Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob King, January 14, 1857, by whom he has had seven children, three of whom survive, namely: William E., who is a student in a medical college in New York city; Hattie E., who married Durward B. Arnold, of Watertown, now a merchant in Alexandria Bay; and Carrie E., who married Captain Walter L. Visger, of Alexandria Bay. Mr. and Mrs. Miller reside on Walton street, in Alexandria Bay.
John Moore was born in Kings County, Ireland, about 1819, and in 1840 he emigrated to this country and located in Watertown, where he resided about seven years. April 2, 1849, he married Mary, only daughter of Thomas McCartin, of Redwood, and they had ten children, --two sons and eight daughters, --of whom eight survive, namely: Ellen, Alice, John H., Catherine F., Elizabeth C., Agnes L., Emma L., and Emmet J. John H. Moore was born on the homestead on road 23, November 14, 1857. He received a liberal education, having attended the High school in Watertown several terms. He married Elsie Bauder, of this town, and they have two sons and a daughter, namely: Francis S., Maurice E., and Mary Catherine.
David Parker was born in Vermont in 1809. He married, first, Persis Hill, and they had three sons, Edson D., Marquis W., and Byron. He married, second Persis Kimball, of Rutland, and they had a son, Loren M. In 1837 Mr. Parker located on road 22, in Antwerp, where he resided until his death, aged 50 years. Loren M. Parker received a common school education and is now engaged in farming. September 15, 1870, he married Sarah S. Merrill and they have one son, Frank L. They reside near the village of Redwood.
Joseph Petrie was born in Herkimer County in 1811, and when five years of age removed with his parents to Le Ray. He was married three times. His first wife, Pamelia Storing, bore him six children, namely: Martin, Betsey, Maria, Benjamin, Amelia, and J. Franklin. His second wife, Elizabeth R. McMullen, of Alexandria, bore him one daughter, Emma V. For his third wife he married Olive Parsons, of Rodman. Benjamin Petrie, of this town, was born in Le Ray, April 24, 1845, and November 26, 1867, he married Elnora F., daughter of Edmund Seargent, of Orleans.
Alexandria C. Pierce, a native of Massachusetts, married Cynthia Frink, of Cortland County, N. Y., by whom he had five sons and two daughters, namely, James A., William C., Levi W., Laura A., Mary C., Clark F., and Benjamin F. The latter died while serving his country in the late war, as did also his brother, Clark F. Levi W., was educated in the common schools of his native town. He has been three times married, first, to Josephine Priest, who bore him two children, Cynthia R. and Oscar L.; second, to Betsey Walts, of Orleans, by whom he had three children, Della A., Candice C., and Clark F.; and third, to Mary Boman, by whom he has two children, Clinton L. and Anna E. His second wife died January 17, 1879.
George Place was born in Rhode Island, where he married Lydia Kenyon, by whom he had 11 children. In 1828 George, Jr., when 17 years of age, located with his brother, Horace, in the town of Wilna, and they have had 11 children, one of whom died in infancy, and 10 survive, namely: Lewis, who married Melissa Walradt, of Plessis; Lorinda, who married Harvey Meyers, of Plessis; Abigail, who married Daniel White, of Fullerville; Lydia, who married Lemuel Hubbard, of Wilna; Horace, who married Jennie Foster, of Theresa; Isiah, who married Ardella Meyers, of Sterlingville; Mary J., who married Levi Holcomb, of Plessis; Eliza, who married Alice Phillips, of Theresa. Mr. Place served in Co. E, 186th Regt. N. Y. Vols, until the close of the war. He has been married 56 years and resides with his wife on road 56.
Peter D. Putnam was born in Florida. He married Hannah Adams, also a native of Florida, and they had 11 children, 10 of whom survive, viz.: David P., Eliza A., Nancy, Maria, John A., Clarissa, Roxiana, Margaret, Mary M., and Hannah. John A. removed with his parents to New York. He married, first Mariett Keech, January 15, 1840, and they had four children, Minerva C., Lucy M., Squire U., and Esther J. For his second wife he married, in Chicago, Ill., Pauline Jewett of Sanford's Corners, and they now reside in the village of Plessis, in this town.
Daniel Rappole was born January 14, 1802, and came to Jefferson County from Oneida in 1828. February 11, 1823, he married Mary Billington, by whom he had three sons, namely: Benjamin F., John G., and James M. December 13, 1829, he married for his second wife, Emily Cole, and they had four children, namely: Mary M., Harriet E., Emily, and Frank. The latter was born in the town of Pamelia, where he attended the common schools until he was 18 years of age. October 7, 1870, at the age of 32 yeas, he married Addie Nash, of Orleans, and they have four children, namely: Kate M., Jessie E., Lewis D., and F. Leroy. He is a farmer in this town, and was a soldier in the 10th N. Y. H. A.
Martin Reester was born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany. He married Barbara Betz, and they had one son and three daughters, namely: Catherine, Victoria, Cornelia, and Matthias. The latter was born in his father's native town, October 5, 1835, and when he was 12 years of age his parents emigrated to this country and located in the town of Orleans. October 10, 1865, Mr. Reester married Elizabeth Gillett, of Alexandria, by whom he had a son, Charles G. January 7, 1871, he married for his second wife, Elizabeth Salisbury, of Alexandria, and they have three sons and two daughters, namely: Martin S., Curtis B., Ella G., Marion C., and Herman L. Mr. Reester served three years in the late war as sergeant in the 10th N. Y. H. A.
Truman S. Rowell, Sr., was born in Oswego County, May 16, 1811. He was married three times, first to Mary Rusco, March 31, 1833, who bore him seven children, namely: Almerin S., Syrena E., Caleb, Adelbert, Roderic B., Hosea F., and Sarah D. He married, second, Sophia White, who bore him one child, Herbert T., and died September 26, 1855. His third wife, Mrs. Sabra A. (McMullen) Hutchinson, bore him three children, namely: Truman S., Jr., E. Eugene, and Arthur H. Truman S. Rowell, Jr., was born in Alexandria. December 23, 1882, he married Emma S. Hunneyman, of this town, and they have two sons, Ernest G. and Harry. Mr. Rowell, grandfather served in the War of 1812.
John Rudes was born in Saratoga County, N. Y., in 1815. He removed to the town of Philadelphia, and when 20 years of age married Pamelia Steves, of Plessis, by whom he had eight children, four of whom are living, namely: Earl S., Lorenzo O., Rufus S., and Amelia. Rufus S. Rudes was born in Alexandria, October 30, 1847. September 16, 1869, when 22 years of age, he married Cora C. Duclon, of Antwerp, by whom he has had six children, five of whom survive, namely: Warren J., Bertha P., Minnie P., Rufus E., and George E.
Daniel Shannon was born in County Cork, Ireland, in 1827, and in 1847 he emigrated to the United States and located in the town of Theresa, subsequently removing to Alexandria. October 19, 1848, he married Ruth, daughter of Daniel Simpson, and they have a son, Austin W., who resides in the town of Theresa. Mr. Shannon served in the late war in Co. F, 10th N. Y. H. A. He is a farmer in this town.
William Shannon was born in this town about 1831. He married Ann Dayton, of Vermont, and they had a son and a daughter, Derinda and Gilbert. The latter was born April 24, 1851, and has been twice married. His first wife, Jennett Williams, of Alexandria, bore him a son and a daughter, and the son, William W., survives. October 7, 1884, he married Jennie E. Pierce, of Alexandria Bay, and they have a son, Gilbert C., and occupy the homestead on road 61.
Ebenezer D. Smith, a native of Dutchess County, N. Y., married Phebe Cough, of Johnstown, N. Y., and they had three sons and seven daughters, namely: Caroline, Amy E., Harriet M., Margaret A., George H., William D., Francis M., Stephen A., Joanna A., and Lestina. George H. Smith was born in St. Lawrence County, whence he removed to Jefferson County in 1846. He received a good common school education and followed farming the greater part of his life. In 1858, at the age of 27 years, he married Mary Jane, daughter of Solomon Makepeace, of Alexandria, and they have two sons and one daughter, namely: Arthur J., Carrie J., and George E. Arthur J. Smith is a cheesemaker and resides at home with his father. Carrie J. married John Cook, of Redwood. George E. is an oarsman and guide, and resides with his father.
Frederick Snell, son of Frederick who served in the War of 1812 at Plattsburgh, was born in Herkimer County, October 2, 1801. When he was quite young his parents located in Lowville, N. Y., where he married, March 11, 1828, Mary A., daughter of Abijah Crabb, by whom he had eight children, five of whom survive, namely: Marella, Lucy A., Amelia, Denacious, and Emily. Denacious Snell was born in Theresa, Mary 15, 1840, and attended the public schools until he attained the age of 19 years. March 8, 1862, he married Maria, daughter of Joseph Petrie, and they have four children, viz.: Elmer F., Gordence A., Clarence R., and Gertie A. Mr. Snell is a farmer and resides in Alexandria.
Edwin D. Spalsbury was born at Sandy Creek, N. Y., December 15, 1829. His parents removed to Jefferson County, where he was educated in the common schools of Alexandria. He served in the late war in Co. B., 94th N. Y. Inf. December 10, 1863, he married Emeline Van Brocklin, by whom he had a daughter, Ella L., who married Melvin E. Timmerman, of Orleans, October 10, 1888. Mr. Spalsbury died August 26, 1887. His widow survives and resides in the village of Plessis.
Jacob H. Springer, a native of Herkimer County, came to Alexandria in 1834. Daniel, son of Jacob H., was one year old when he came to this town with his parents. He was educated in the common schools, and February 25, 1859, married Martha, eldest daughter of Benjamin Fox, of this town, and they have a son, George B., who married Mattie Pierce and has two sons, Earl and Jay. Martin Springer, son of Jacob H., was born in Alexandria about 1837. He received a liberal education, and January 31, 1865, he married Eliza A. Russell, of this town, and they have had four sons, three of whom survive, namely: Nean [sic], March, and Fred. Mr. Springer is a farmer and town assessor.
William Tilley was born in Bristol, England, in 1825. In 1850 he married Matilda T. Dingley, also a native of Bristol, and they had five sons and two daughters. William J., their eldest son, was born in Swansea, Wales, September 28, 1851. Previous to his coming to America he served three years and three months in the British navy under Captain Burgoyne in West Indian and Canadian waters. He attended the High school at Theresa, the commercial school at Watertown, and the Normal school at Potsdam. November 12, 1878, he married Alvira Wilson, of Theresa, and they have a son, Walter W., and reside in Alexandria on road 49, corner 50.
Thomas Trickey was born in Mallorytown, Canada, in 1813. When 19 years old he married Emeline Wells, who resided on Wells Island, in this town, and they had five sons and six daughters, eight of whom survive, namely: Lucinda, Miller, Lewis, Alzina, Sophronia, Mary, Sheldon, and Peter. Sheldon Trickey was born in the village of Escott, Canada, July 10, 1850. When 23 years of age he married Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Augustus Landon, of Wells Island, and they have two sons and one daughter, namely: Rosey M., Charles, and Bertie E. Mr. Trickey resides in Alexandria Bay.
Peter Van Allen was born in Herkimer County, N. Y., where he married Olive Forbes, by whom he had 11 children, six of whom survive, viz.: Jacob, James, Abraham, Benjamin, Eliza, and Lucinda. Mr. Van Allen was one of the pioneer settlers of the town of Orleans. Benjamin Van Allen, son of Peter, was educated in the common schools of his native town. He married, August 18, 1841, Mary A. Anthony, of Lyme, who bore him eight children, four of whom are living, namely: Cynthia A., Margaret, Jason, and Lovina. Mrs. Van Allen died in 1866. April 19, 1868, he married for his second wife Ellen Brown, of Alexandria, and they hae three children, namely: Ada M., Mary E., and Peter. Mary E. married William F. Duffney, April 30, 1888.
Jay H. Van Dresar was born in Clayton, March 30, 1832. November 22, 1857, he married Maria Dobbins, of Alexandria, by whom he had three children, two of whom, Milton B. and William R., survive. Milton B. Van Dresar was born June 8, 1861, and is now a captain and pilot on the St. Lawrence River. When 18 years old he married Percy A. Helmer, of Redwood, December 25, 1879, and they have a daughter, Ula M., and reside in the village of Alexandria Bay.
Delos Van Scoy was born in Penn Yan, N. Y., in 1823. When 19 years of age he married Mary A. Blann, of Ira, N. Y. who bore him eight children, six of whom died in infancy and two survive, viz.: Simeon A. and Cornelius F. In 1882 Cornelius F. Van Scoy located in the town of Orleans, and in 1887 he removed to Alexandria. July 3, 1879, he married Hattie L. Page, of Cape Vincent, and they have two sons and one daughter, Charles R., Mary I., and Delos A.
George Waggoner, a native of Wurtemberg, Germany, came to the United States in 1848 and located in Utica, N. Y. He married Anna Sayer and they had 12 children, namely: John, George, William, Alfred, Rosa, Mary, Anna, Helen, Ettie, Lilly, Alice, and Joseph. John Waggoner received a common school education. He has been married three times, first, to Frances Crocker, of Orwell, N. Y., by whom he had three children, Ettie, Edith, and Edwin; second, to Mary Avery, also of Orwell; and third, December 6, 1884, to Mrs. Mary Timmerman, of Plessis. Mrs. Waggoner has also been married three times. Her first husband was Joseph Petrie, of Alexandria, and her second, Ezra Timmerman, of Plessis. Mr. and Mrs. Waggoner reside on road 52, near Plessis village.
Azariah Walton, born in Chesterfield, N. H., August 20, 1784, was of English descent. He emigrated to Jefferson County previous to the War of 1812, and superintended the construction of the cotton-mills at Brownville as an expert mechanic. In 1824 he removed from Brownville to Theresa, where he was a merchant until 1818, when he received the appointment of deputy collector of customs for the port of Alexandria Bay, which office he held for nearly 19 years, and lived here until his death, June 10, 1855. Mr. Walton became owner of a large portion of the American islands in the St. Lawrence River, and through life was a prominent man of the town and county.
Abram Weller was born in Rutland in 1815. He married Martha A. Stores, of Escott, Canada, and they had eight children, five of whom survive, namely: Amos, Thursa A., Wilson W., Maryette, and George W. The latter married Margaret Shepard, of Alexandria Bay, and they have two children, Mary M. and Walter. William Weller, son of Abram, died December 22, 1888. Charles F., son of William, was born in Alexandria Bay, April 10, 1861. He attended the common schools until 18 years of age, and on the 20th of December, 1881, when 21 years of age, married Elizabeth Gorman, of New Boyne, Canada, by whom he has two sons, Lewis A., and Harold Booth. Abram Weller resides on Bethune street.
Henry W. Westcott was born in Onondaga County in 1832, and when he was a year old his parents removed to Jefferson County. In 1853 he married Jane, daughter of Francis Thomson, of Alexandria Bay, and they had four children, only one of whom, William T., survives. He married, second, Isabella Thomson, of Canada, by whom he had two children, one of whom, Allen F., survives. William T. Westcott was born in Alexandria Bay, April 28, 1859. He attended the graded school until he attained the age of 17 years. September 29, 1887, he married Jane A. Crabb, and they reside in Alexandria Bay. Mr. Westcott is owner and captain of the steamer Minnie.
Amos Wheeler came from Massachusetts and located in the town of Rodman. He was twice married. His first wife bore him six children, Angeline, Milton E., Lucy, Philander, Maryette, and Amos. His second wife, Abigail Rising, of Worth, bore him five children, three of whom are now living, viz.: Marritta, Matilda, and Gilbert. Members of this family served their country in the Revolutionary war, War of 1812, and in the late civil war. Hiram Wheeler, son of Amos, was a member of the 35th N. Y. Vols. and died of a fever August 2, 1862. Gilbert Wheeler served three years in Co. F., 10th N. Y. H. A. January 19, 1868, he married Jane H., daughter of Alonson and Lucy (Makepeace) Cole, of Theresa, by whom he has had three sons and one daughter, of whom Jennie M., Earl C., and Alonson survive. Mrs. Lucy Cole was a sister of the late Elliot Makepeace.
Willard Williams was born in Jefferson County in November, 1827. July 4, 1850, he married Caroline Rhines, of Orleans, and they had three sons and two daughers, namely: Adelbert D., Jeanett, Albert J., Adelaide M., and Emma E. Adelbert E. attended the common schools until he attained his majority. November 1, 1875, he married Elida A. Hunneyman of Alexandria, and they have had four children, three of whom survive, viz.: Foster E., Adelphia W., and Clark A.
George W. Willix was born in Alexandria, April 27, 1852. At the age of 22 years he married Matilda P., daughter of Isaac and Cynthia Griffin, of Crosby, Canada, and they have one son and two daughters, namely: Cora M., born August 9, 1875; Lillie M., born March 9, 1879; and Gordon W., born June 30, 1884. Mr. Willix resides on Anthony street, Alexandria Bay.
Henry Yerden was born in the Mohawk valley, whence he removed to Fowler, St. Lawrence County. He married Polly Klauss, and they had 10 children, four of whom survive, namely: Maria, Rebecca, William H., and Alexander D. The latter was born in the town of Fowler, October 30, 1839. February 19, 1866, he married Fidelia, daughter of Thomas Hazelton, of Hammond, N. Y., who was born March 13, 1850. They have had three sons and three daughters, namely: Carrie A., who was born November 12, 1867; Charles D., who was born February 23, 1871; Mary M., who was born September 29, 1873; William H., who was born March 30, 1876; Martha E., who was born September 24, 1878; and Thomas E., who was born Mary 15, 1884. In 1885 Mr. Yerden removed with his family to this county, and now resides in Alexandria Bay. He served nearly three years in the late war, was in 15 general engagements, and was wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor, June 4, 1864.
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